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Lute society meetings are free for all to attend, although there is usually a charge if you wish to attend the recital at the end of the meeting.
Agendas from previous meetings are available.
Unless otherwise noted, meetings are generally held at the Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street).
Lute Society Christmas cards, all our editions of music for Christmas and John Robinson's new edition of early 16th century lute music will be on sale - please contact the secretary if you want any specific editions brought for you.
11.30 The articulate lutenist, a talk by Nigel North
12.30 Mini-recital by Martin Shepherd, playing from his new CD of Newsidler, Francesco and Pierino
2.30 Mini-recital, by Brian Wright and Jeni Melia
3.00 The symbolism of the Goldt lute in the V&A Museum, a talk by David van Edwards
3.30 Mini-recital, ‘Exiles, immigrants and emigres’ by Musicke in the Ayre (Helen Atkinson (sop), Melissa Scott (mezzo), Esha Neogy (bass viol, Din Ghani, lutes)
4.00 Home-made cake, tea and wine
4.30 The Lute Society recital: Musica Duorum: Nigel North and Michał Gondko play lute duets from renaissance Europe
If you are booking an advance train ticket, our recitals usually end around 5.45 pm, and always by 6.00 pm, when we vacate the hall.